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Gary Mccrory
Dec 2, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: 'Tis the Season to be Jolly

Dec 2, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is The Residence Halls Association (RHA). RHA serves as the voice for those students who live within the residence halls on campus. RHA is the second-largest student organization at Texas Tech University, representing every student who lives on campus. RHA provides programs and services to enhance the living environment in the residence halls. Some of their traditional programming includes: Safe Treat, Carol of Lights, and Drag Show. Their non-traditional events cater to the entirety of on-campus residents and can range from awareness initiatives to campus-wide gaming contests. 

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community that student organizations can benefit from. Although the announcement is sent out by the Center for Campus Life the contact for the various activities may not be in the Center for Campus Life, and will be listed in the each brief paragraph, in most cases the Center for Campus Life will not have any more information than is listed in this general email, and will direct you to the contact listed.

Student Organizations Weekly

Center for Campus Life | |  (806) 742-5433

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#SignYourOrgUp for a table at the 2017 Winter Raider Welcome Student Org Fair. SIGN UP TODAY>>>

#CoreValuesTraining  Not funded by SGA but need some help with an event? Student Involvement may be able to help with with that.


#SoulPancakeSunday Tell us, how does the world see YOU? Do you feel defined by your skin color, gender, or maybe even your religion? This week Soul Pancake decided to talk with the LGBTQ and Black communities to learn from their experiences.

#TEDTalkTuesday Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist Adam Galinsky.


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


Remember clear bag policy applies to ALL ticketed Athletic events

Beginning this fall, Texas Tech Athletics implemented a new clear bag policy that provides a safer atmosphere for all fans as well as significantly speed up the entry process into all venues. Students remember that is applies to ALL ATHLETIC VENUES. Students if you are needing a clear bag you can get one for free from the Student Government Association (SGA) office. The SGA office is located in room 302 of the Student Union Building. For more information about the clear bag policy click here.

Free Decals!

December 2016 Graduates, the Student Alumni Board is hosting a Senior Decal Drive-thru in the parking lot of the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech University from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Come drive-thru (or walk-thru) and get a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last) and an official alumni car decal to celebrate your one-year Texas Tech Alumni Association complimentary membership.

Winter Raider Welcome! 

Hey Red Raiders! Make plans to be back on campus January 15 for Winter Raider Welcome! It's a week of fun, free events on campus! Start the semester off by getting involved with student organizations and departments on campus.

Check out our website for a full schedule of events. You can even follow @TTUengagement on Twitter and Instagram for live updates! Be sure to use #RaiderWelcome to connect with others attending these events.

Interested in being a Red Raider Camp Counselor?

Are you looking for a fast-paced, fun, and exciting summer experience? If so, then join us for two weeks at Red Raider Camp. Red Raider Camp needs your help to lead incoming Red Raiders as they begin their career at Texas Tech. As a counselor you will help guide them through their transition to Texas Tech by introducing them to the culture, history, and traditions that make Texas Tech unique. Want to find out more? Join us at an info session to find out how to become a Red Raider Camp Counselor for summer 2017!

Then you'll need to attend an info session to get all the details! We have them scheduled in January and February at the following times!

  • Jan 23rd or 24th at 2:00 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm 
  • Jan 25th or 26th at 11:30 AM in the SUB Mesa Rm 
  • Jan 27th at 4:00 PM, Jan 30th at 4:00 PM, or Jan 31st at 3:30 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm
  • Feb 1st at 5:00 PM in the SUB Caprock Rm or Feb 2nd 5:00 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm
  • Feb 3th 5:00 PM in the SUB Caprock Rm

For more information on the application process, please check out our website

A Chance to Win $200!

Play in Mentor Tech Student Organization's 11th annual Cultural Knowledge Bowl for a chance to win the cash prize of $200!! The Knowledge Bowl is an event where students and/or organizations make a team of 1-4 people and compete in a Jeopardy-styled game to answer questions about different cultures around the world. The event will be on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and each team will need to pay a registration fee of $20 to play. Upon registration, your team will be given all the possible questions and answers we may ask during the event. The deadline to register is Friday, February 3rd, so if you or your organization is interested in playing, email Deja Glover! *Date and prize are subject to change

Resources & Opportunities for Registered Student Organizations

Market Your Student Org's Events using SUB Table Tents!

Table Tents can be utilized by registered Student Orgs for event advertising at no cost to the organization.  If you have an event you would like to promote please go to the following link to get more information:

Need Funding for Your Student Organization’s Next Event?

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs has developed a fund for student organization programming that supports the strategic priorities of Texas Tech University and its core values.  Click here to read more about the criteria and to make a request. Questions? Contact Keri Shiplet or contact Student Involvement at 806-742-5433.

Looking for a Presentation or Speaker for your Organization?

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

Topics Include: Creating Spending plans, Establishing and building credit, Maximizing financial aid, or Examining after college expenses

The most popular presentation is Money Habitudes, which explores habits and attitudes surrounding money through an interactive card game. To request a Peer Financial Coach to come to your student organization meeting, simply fill out our presentation form>> 

For questions, please email us at or call 806-742-9781

Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) Office

Topics Include:
  • Alcohol/Drug Education, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Mental Health, or Bystander Intervention

More information on the RISE Website>>

'Step-Up' Peer By-Stander Presentation

Step Up is a peer to peer bystander intervention program designed to teach students when and how to intervene regarding sexual violence, bullying, hazing, and other problematic behaviors typically found in the college campus environment. 

If you or your organization are interested in this program you can request a presentation by clicking here. A program request can also be requested by filling out this form on OrgSync.

For questions, please contact Chris Medley at

On-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Help a Veteran in Need Stay Warm

The College of Media & Communication Graduate Student Society (COMC GSS) is holding a philanthropy event dedicated to serving VetStar, a local organization devoted to helping military veterans in need. We will be collecting warm clothing for local veterans, and their families, that are in need of such items on December 5 – 7. During the event, both new and used warm clothing will be accepted. Each clothing item will correspond with a specific point value. The group with the highest points will be declared the winner, at the end of the event. The point system is as follows: 

  • Hats/Gloves/Scarves = 1 point 
  • Sweaters = 3 points 
  • Coats/Jackets = 6 points 

 For more information about the VetStar Clothing Drive click here or contact Collin Berke 

Ready for Nursing School?

Come out and meet TTUHSC School of Nursing's Admissions and Advising staff to learn more about the program and get any of your questions answered. There will be two sessions next week here on the Tech's main campus. For more information click here!

What's going on with TAB this week?

Keep a Tab on TAB! Sign Up for TAB's Weekly Newsletter.

Get the updated on all things TAB! Sign up for the TABtime News Weekly newsletter. We promise we won't junk up your inbox, just a little weekly "Howdy!" newsletter showcasing a few of our upcoming events. Sign Up Here!


Please visit the SGA website for more information or contact the SGA office at 742-3631.

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

On Sunday, December 4 come out and enjoy the spirit of the season with an evening run on the campus of Texas Tech University. The Carol of Lights Run is a family-friendly event will have you amazed at the more than 25,000 colored lights that illuminate many buildings on campus. The longer course (5K) will have runners enjoying a lap through Jones AT&T Stadium. Carolers will entertain the runners along the course. After crossing the finish line, all runners will enjoy hot chocolate that will provide a warm treat on a cold winter’s night.

Discounted Movie Tickets

Stars and Stripes Drive-In is offering discounted rates at the Drive-In to all groups at Texas Tech. There regular ticket prices are $8 a screen for 2 features, but for groups (20-100 people) can offer tickets at a discounted price of $6 a ticket. To set up a group rate event please contact them at (806)-744-7827. 

Where did the word "Sexism" come from?

Fearless Faculty, Women Studies, International Film Series, RISE, CCAAC, and Alamo Drafthouse  will be presenting films that span over the last 50 years, that demonstrate how the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and TTU invite you to a film series which considers how diverse representations of femininities and masculinities are embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. Come experience how far have we come and how far do we have to go?

Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss at Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock. Movies will begin at 7:00pm with a brief introduction. $3.00 admission for all.
December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

For more information check out the Sexism in Cinema page!

Volunteer with Wreck Hunger Food Pantry

Develop skills that can help you now and in the future while at the same time helping your TTU Community. It only requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for the Fall 2016 semester (leadership positions require 2 hours per week). We are also conveniently located on campus across from the SUB. If you are interested please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Important information for Student Org Advisors

Monday, January 23, 2017 SUB's Red Raider Lounge from 12-1pm Register HERE

Center for Campus Life | |  (806) 742-5433